New Delhi: As part of week-long activities undertaken by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahatosav (AKAM), HAL's township in Hyderabad has been converted into Mini Smart City with several new initiatives and amenities. These include intelligent and safe traffic management, smart parking facilities, green gyms, sports complexes, pedestrian-friendly pathways, IT applications for services etc. 35 percent of the township's energy requirement is being fulfilled with solar energy, waste-water recycling and storm-water catchments.
The township has been inaugurated on Thursday by HAL's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) R Madhavan. "HAL is one of the 24 PSUs and the township of HAL, Hyderabad is one of the 53 locations identified to be developed into Mini Smart Cities and transformative work has been done at HAL Township, Hyderabad to make it a development model as per the parameters stipulated by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. I am sure HAL townships would soon join the class of Mini Smart Cities," he said.
"We at HAL believe that happy living results in happy working. Hence we are continuously working towards the betterment of the township", said HAL's Director (HR) Alok Verma.
Accessories Complex's CEO Sajal Prakash, Officer on Special Duty Jayadeva EP, HAL's General Manager (Avionics, Division, Hyderabad) Arun J Sarkate, Heemanth Kumar, RD, ORDAQA and senior officials from HAL were present on the occasion.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendrabhai Patel with HAL CEO (MiG Complex), D Maiti, at the AKAM (India@75) Exhibition of PSUs at the AKAM (India@75) Exhibition of PSUs being held at Gandhinagar from June 9 to June 12, 2022.
HAL is showcasing its contributions to the progress of the nation by putting up a stall. Models of HAL aircraft, products and films on several themes such as HAL's capabilities, Make-in-India, CSR etc are drawing the crowd.
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